Evolution Digital has launched a new app-based streaming video service, eVUE-NOW, for cable and telecommunications operators across the US, enabling the delivery of a cost-effective skinny package of local broadcast and cable channels to consumer-owned streaming devices. The service also provides access to free IP VoD content provided by the operator.
End-users will be able to view content on the leading consumer-owned streaming devices. The initial version of eVUE-NOW! delivers operator-branded apps to iOS, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV and Android mobile devices. To further simplify the process, customers will be able to sign up for service through a web-based portal with automatic credit card billing managed by Evolution Digital.
eVUE-NOW also provides a competitive TV viewing experience featuring record, pause and fast-forward capabilities. The service allows viewers to automatically record a select number of programmes per week, including TV shows, movies and events, which are stored in the cloud. Customers can then watch those recorded programmes at a time that is convenient to them with full trick play modes.
“We are proud to launch this innovative new service that gives providers a new tool to compete with other streaming apps,” said Chris Egan, CEO and co-founder at Evolution Digital. “Using our app-based service streamlines deployments and helps providers capture back a market that has steered towards virtual MVPD subscriptions. Furthermore, eVUE-NOW is an inherently better product than competitors’ as it features universal search across all content, as well as Video on Demand and all local broadcast channels. eVUE-NOW, bundled with the operator’s broadband offering, can be delivered at a better price point to both the operator and the consumer while supplying the viewer with the content and functionalities that they want in a video service.”